Quick question before the games today: Who you got in the group of death? Denmark, Germany, Netherlands or Portugal . . . It would be hard to bet against the Germans, but the Dutch showed a lot of class in the World Cup two years ago!
Group of Death (Group B) Who you got?
I got the pterodactyl.
but thanks - I enjoyed that little tangent to the absurd.
Reddit is leaking again. To be more precise, The Oatmeal is leaking through Reddit into mGoBlog. I have no problem with this.
But the condensed version.
Best thread hijack ever. LoL
Not quite sure what just happened, but I think it was something incredible.
I would like to see Portugal advancing, but in reality, Germany and the Dutch are just better teams.
Also, no pterodactyls...
Germany win the Group, Dutch through. Portugal crash and burn. Danes take third and are feisty.
Just a gut feeling. I'm think Germany gets a little extra from their two "german" players and I think Ronaldo continues on his run and gets Portugal to the next round
Is it being born in another country (Klose, Podolski) or is it having a darker complexion and a foreign-looking name (Boateng, Aogo)? Not sure where you're headed with this.
I'm with you. Does this make everyone on the US team 'American' except for Wondolowski (half Native American)?
That aside... I have to go with the Germans. My German half demands it. The Chinese half says "huh? Portugal for sure."
it was a poke at FIFA... you two are reading into it way too much. I think if you're born in Poland you should play for the Polish national team. That is all. Also, I like my pick a lot better after the result this afternoon.
Klose was what, six years old when his family emigrated? Klose chose to play for Germany because he considers himself German; it sure as hell didn't improve his chances of landing a spot on a national team.
Feeding anti-immigrant hysteria in Germany and trying to force soccer players to go back to countries they can hardly even remember living in does not seem to me to be such a great idea. Questions of citizenship and of whether immigrants can ever belong to their new country and society are no laughing matter in Europe. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Yeah I have the Germans taking the group and the tournament. Holland will also advance.
I've got Denmark.
Netherlands and Germany
Germany and Netherlands.
I would prefer to see Denmark and The Netherlands advance, but I think Germany and The Netherlands is more likely. Portugal can go die in a fire for all I care.
Im thinking Holland and Denmark, they're (Denmark) always being overlooked but they are actually #9 in the world
netherlands and germany
To win it all!
Germany wins, the Dutch place.
Look for a repeat of the WC final; Spain v. Germany
will make it to the final. With Villa out and Torres playing like a shell of his former self, they don't have enough finishers on the pitch. Funny thing about Spain's top two clubs is that the best scorers on those clubs aren't Spanish.
Torres was starting to find his form for Chelsea near the end of the season. Confident in that Spain's midfield will tear holes through most of the Euro teams to get to the finals, but Germany has more than enough talent to counter the Spanish midfield, and need Gomez to actually finish.
Yeah, it is a litting concerning about Spain's lack of finishers, and I think all the Barca fans are wondering how differently this season would have went if Villa was healthy on the pitch (he gets SO overshadowed playing next to Messi, but he's a lethal finisher in his own right).
Just like ManU fans wondering/cursing Vidic's absence this year. :/
Fernando Llorente is a MONSTER of a forward (and he plays in a system that is nearly identical to Spain's system at Athletic Bilbao), and Negredo has been lighting it up for Sevilla this year. And Iniesta is still the best scoring midfielder in the world, Spain will have no problem scoring goals.
WC Semifinal rematch, but I agree that will be the matchup.
Germans win the group and the cup.
After watching Russia yesterday I *really* want to see them play ze Germans.
Romania will win the cup. Oh nvmd they havent been relevant for years. I miss the days when romania was decent
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European soccer is where that song entered the sports world.
Germany was young in the World Cup and have had a few years to mature. There isn't any reason they should not win the pool, they just need to watch out for the Netherlands and not take them lightly.
Well damn.... doesnt look too good for the Dutch now...
After watching the first half, good luck to anyone playing Portugal. Their d are on top of things.
Germany pisses on your assessment.
I am in Fortaleza, Brazil watching Brasil vs Argentina. :) Messi is on fire! Eu gostaria mais Bohemias agora! Fuck!
I think the Germans will win it all.
ze germans are a force